Definition of Nominalist. Meaning of Nominalist. Synonyms of Nominalist

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Definition of Nominalist

Nominalist
Nominalist Nom"i*nal*ist, n. (Metaph.) One of a sect of philosophers in the Middle Ages, who adopted the opinion of Roscelin, that general conceptions, or universals, exist in name only. --Reid.

Meaning of Nominalist from wikipedia

- abstract objects – objects that do not exist in space and time. Most nominalists have held that only physical particulars in space and time are real,...
- a bicycle, an apple, and a given woman's hair can all be red). In the nominalist view, everything is particular. A universal at each moment in time, from...
- artifacts, differs sharply with modern forms of idealism. One of the first nominalist critiques of Plato's realism was that of Diogenes of Sinope, who said...
- considered an advocate of conceptualism rather than nominalism, for whereas nominalists held that universals were merely names, i.e. words rather than extant...
- God. William of Ockham inspired anti-metaphysical tendencies with his nominalist limitation of human knowledge to singular objects, and ****erted that the...
- encouraged scholarly discussion. Debates between the realists and the nominalists about the concept of "universals" were especially heated. Philosophical...
- the scholastic Roscelin was accused of tritheism. He was an extreme nominalist who saw the three divine persons as separately existing. He was condemned...
- Franciscan friar and theologian, an influential medieval philosopher and a nominalist. His po****r fame as a great logician rests chiefly on the maxim attributed...
- neither a Platonist who believes in abstract logical entities, nor a nominalist according to whom the particular is first in the orders of explanation...
- of a schism. In 1383 Marsilius and Albert of Saxony went to spread the nominalist doctrine at [where?]. In 1386, Marsiluis became the first rector of the...